2023 Shop Events


This group will meet in the Classroom at Salty Yarns every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, June through October from 1-3 pm.

Next meet date: October 16, 2023


This group will meet in the Classroom at Salty Yarns every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, from June through October from 1-3pm.

Next meet date, October 12, 2023

Please be sure to bring a project and your show and tell! We love to see everyone's work.


Beachcomber's Booty

Ann Strite-Kurz - Beachcomber's Booty

                               (Held September 23, 2023 Completed)

 The cost of the one day class is $180 and will include the kit/class, lunch, and a  welcoming gift

Anne Strite-Kurz has been an active designer and is an EGA Master Craftsman in Canvas Embroidery.  Ann specializes in innovative stitch treatments and has published six books on different styles of pattern.  She also received the 2010 AMG Literary Award and she has been a feature writer for Needlepoint Now.

Beachcomber's Booty - The Goal of this class is to show two different ways to do blackwork outlines that will conceal all of the traveling thread.  Many canvas enthusiasts resist doing blackwork because they dislike the double running technique.  Her combination technique of alternating running stitches with back stitches is not only more comfortable but it allows the pattern to emerge quickly so it can be memorized sooner.  

Come and join us for a day that will prove to be an amazing needlepoint experience.  You will need to bring any stitching supplies you normally need for a class, scissors, magnifiers, etc.

Prework:  Some advanced preparation is required - Back stitched outline of the sanddollar must be executed before class.

Stitchers will need to have: 10" x 10" stretcher frame, scissors, laying tool, clamp or frame weight to secure the stretcher frame to the working table, plus any other normal accessories needed to work on an 18 ct. canvas (light, magnifier, etc.) 


September 27, 2023

Learn to Knit Socks

Cost of 4 classes will be $80 plus the cost of materials (which are not included)  $40.00 deposit is required to hold your spot.

After Thought Heel Sock Class by Brenda from A Little Bit Sheepish

In four sessions, September 27, October 18, October 25, November 1, you will learn how to knit in the round and use double points, working your way to a pair of socks.  

Sessions will be held at Salty Yarns, 10452 Old Ocean City Blvd (right next to Tractor Supply in Berlin) from 1 PM - 2:30 PM on the dates shown.

To register please call the shop (410) 289-4667 or e-mail SALTYYARNS@AOL.COM. 


October Jamboree

October 13 - 15, 2023

The cost of the Jamboree is $275 and includes a light cocktail reception
Friday evening, and as always a goodie bag filled with necessities for every stitcher.


Saturday: 9 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 5pm.
    Lunch is included on Saturday. 
Sunday:   9am - 12 p.m.


Michelle Gajda ~ Under the Woolen Willow Designs

 Just as every superhero wears a cape, so should every creative person…..a garment to wrap yourself in when getting into your creative space and mindset.  In this case, your cape will be an apron that tells your story of creativity, imagination and stitching skills. In this class, entitled “Once Upon an Apron” you will use a linen wrap apron as the foundation for your creative storytelling and wanderings…..you will capture memories, find homes for favorite, loved items, learn new hand-sewing techniques and hone your stitching skills….all the while creating a useful and unique apron for all of your creative adventures! Wool applique, hand embroidery stitching and many hand-embellishing techniques will be taught.

Please bring scraps of wool, a favorite fabric charm pack (5 x 5 squares), any treasured buttons or embellishments, scraps or bits from old, set aside projects, and basic hand stitching supplies (scissors, chenille and embroidery needles, embroidery floss, etc.) If you have a travel iron and wool mat, that would also be helpful to have on hand.  A kit will be provided, but it is always nice to be able to add your personal “touches” to this project.


Lisa  Keicher ~ Prims on Greenway

A Tisket, A Tasket.....A Handmade Sewing Basket

Come join Lisa for a sewing basket class!
We will provide a handmade Amish basket for you to create a lovely padded lid along with some accoutrement for extra crafty fun!  Enjoy using a little needlework skill along with lots of glue and PRIMTIVE-LOVE mixed in.
Please bring along a fat half of your favorite fabric and the other supplies will provided.

To register for the October weekend retreat please email us at saltyyarns@aol.com


October 26 - 30, 2023 / POSTPONING UNTIL APRIL

Jackie DuPlessis ~ It's Fine-ally Finished

1.  Anglo Indian work-box $430 (deposit of $260) ~  one and half days

Inspired by stunning Indian work-boxes created in the district of Vizagpatam, India where the Indian craftsmen used wood and ivory/bone to create charming cottage styled work-boxes.   These work-boxes are rare and only a few have survived.    With the isolation of covid, I seized the day and created one for myself.  I am so pleased to be able to share this stunning little cottage with removable roof.  The roof actually is functional since the sides can be flapped up to reveal needle-pages and the pincushion chimney and pink keep cap is also removable.  The entire house is stitched using a variety of Noir silk fibers on 35ct linen.  The interior is furnished with a stuffed pincushion and two removable lids that allow storage of waxers and spool holders.  Ultra Suede linens the interior cavities and the pull out draw stows your favorite scissors.  Each side of the house work-box features images close to my heart.  The front panel with it's charming garden gate, windswept trees and  key hole center, the back with it seagulls, inhabited cliff and seal-boats with compass rose.  The sides feature a bottle-brush tree and a Acacia tree. 


2.   Ceylon Sapphire - $665 -  (Deposit $495) ~one and half day

  • Ceylon Sapphire is a "Ebonized" work-box that is furnished  with stitched interior panels reminiscent of the carvings done in Ceylon/Sri Lanka  mid to late 18th century.   The work-box measures around 7" square and was created to hold and store all your stitching supplies.  Lift the lined wooden lid and the interior of this work-box reveals functional panels, three of which are hinged.  These three panels are designed to stow a pincushion and the two side panels has laser cut panels to stow spools of silk fiber.  These three panels can fold down flat, but one they are folded up into a square work-box, your attention is drawn the the internal compartment that holds your treasured notions. 

    Supplies needed for class:

    Usual stitching needs, such as scissors, magnification, needles as well as paper scissors, tape and colored markers



    3.  Morning Glory thread pouch - one day $350 ~ (Deposit $200)

    A  functional thread pouch with two storage sections adorned with stitched morning Glory flowers that match the Morning Glory worktable.    Paper mock-up will be make in class.

    Usual stitching needs, such as scissors, magnification, needles as well as paper scissors, tape and colored markers.


    4.  Floral workbox - one day $500 ~ (Deposit $350)

    Spider web flowers adore the stitched interior panels and pockets of a Cherry wood workbox made by Mr. Miller of Miller carpentry creations.    A diminutive sewing roll tucks neatly inside next to a scissor minder and pinkeep.   Sttiched in silk fibers - 100/3 and hand-dyed fibers.

    Usual stitching needs, such as scissors, magnification, needles as well as paper scissors, tape and colored markers

     To register for the October weekend retreat please email us at saltyyarns@aol.com